Joel Silver

Joel Silver

  • Highest Rated: 97% Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  • Lowest Rated: 2% Getaway (2013)
  • Birthday: Jul 14, 1952
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A movie buff practically since infancy, American producer Joel Silver attended the film school at New York University. After graduation Silver quickly worked his way up to an assistant producer post under Universal's Lawrence Gordon; after considerable success with a series of popular pictures, including a handful of Burt Reynolds vehicles, Silver was appointed president of Lawrence Gordon Productions. As head of his own Silver Pictures in 1980, Silver began inauspiciously with the mishmosh Olivia Newton-John vehicle Xanadu before finding his niche with the stylized violent action of 1984's Streets of Fire. Intense and demanding, Silver drove his staff, cast and crews mercilessly, but such prize properties as the Lethal Weapon and Die Hard series made the effort worthwhile. Silver was able to maintain his industry standing on the basis of these successes, permitting him to ride out his many failures, including Jumpin' Jack Flash (1985), Ford Fairlane (1990), and the potentially career-busting Hudson Hawk (1991). Silver more or less played himself (loud clothes and all) in the on-camera role of an explosive cartoon director in 1988's Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988).Silver's trademark franchises would continue to pad his resume as the years went by, as he produced sequels to movies like Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, and Predator. He would also produce new, but less successful action movies of a similar style, like 1993's Demolition Man and 1995's Fair Game. He would also executive produce countless episodes of the HBO series Tales from the Crypt between 1989 and 1996. Then, in 1999, Silver struck gold -- once again -- when he produced the monumentally successful sci-fi thriller The Matrix. The movie was a huge hit, even if its sequels, released in 2003 and 2004, were dramatically less so. Silver wouldn't be able to duplicate the Matrix's success with productions like 2001's Swordfish and 2002's Ghost Ship, but he gained some niche popularity with 2006's V for Vendetta, and as an executive producer for the series Veronica Mars. Middling projects like the 2009 horror flick Orphan and Arctic thriller Whiteout kept Silver hard at work, and he would find serious box office success again with the Robert Downy, Jr. hit Sherlock Holmes in 2009, and 2010's apocalyptic Denzel Washington picture, The Book of Eli.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

49% Superfly Producer 2018
27% Suburbicon Executive Producer $5.8M 2017
21% Collide Producer $2.2M 2017
93% The Nice Guys Producer $32.3M 2016
17% The Gunman Producer $8M 2015
79% Veronica Mars Executive Producer $2.7M 2014
61% Non-Stop Producer $80.5M 2014
No Score Yet Motor City Producer 2014
No Score Yet Line of Sight Producer 2014
2% Getaway Producer $10.5M 2013
46% Bullet to the Head Executive Producer $9.6M 2013
No Score Yet Forbidden Planet Producer 2013
3% The Apparition Producer $4.8M 2012
No Score Yet Stash House Producer 2012
50% Transit Executive Producer 2012
No Score Yet The Philly Kid Producer 2012
No Score Yet El Gringo Executive Producer 2012
No Score Yet Dragon Eyes Producer 2012
28% Project X Executive Producer $53.5M 2012
60% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Producer $186.9M 2011
55% Unknown Producer $63.7M 2011
No Score Yet The Factory Producer 2011
76% Splice Executive Producer $17M 2010
48% The Losers Producer $23.5M 2010
47% The Book of Eli Producer $94.9M 2010
69% Sherlock Holmes Producer $208.8M 2009
25% Ninja Assassin Producer $38.2M 2009
7% Whiteout Producer $10.4M 2009
55% Orphan Producer $41.5M 2009
57% The Hills Run Red Executive Producer 2009
60% RocknRolla Producer $5.7M 2008
40% Speed Racer Producer $44M 2008
20% Fred Claus Producer $72M 2007
43% The Brave One Producer $36.9M 2007
19% The Invasion Producer $15.2M 2007
8% The Reaping Producer $25.2M 2007
33% Return to House on Haunted Hill Producer Executive Producer 2007
72% V for Vendetta Producer $70.6M 2006
No Score Yet Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television Actor 2005
85% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Producer $4.3M 2005
26% House of Wax Producer $32.1M 2005
21% AVP - Alien Vs. Predator Producer $80.3M 2004
No Score Yet Bet Your Life Executive Producer 2004
14% Gothika Producer $59.6M 2003
35% The Matrix Revolutions Producer $139.1M 2003
73% The Matrix Reloaded Producer $281.6M 2003
25% Cradle 2 the Grave Producer $34.7M 2003
15% Ghost Ship Executive Producer Producer $30.2M 2002
No Score Yet Jane Doe Producer Executive Producer 2001
71% The Matrix Revisited Executive Producer 2001
15% Thirteen Ghosts (13 Ghosts) Producer $41.7M 2001
55% Osmosis Jones The Chief $12.4M 2001
26% Swordfish Producer 2001
No Score Yet Proximity Producer 2001
32% Exit Wounds Producer 2001
10% Dungeons & Dragons Executive Producer $14.9M 2000
33% Romeo Must Die Producer 2000
30% House on Haunted Hill Producer 1999
No Score Yet Made Men Producer 1999
88% The Matrix Producer 1999
52% Lethal Weapon 4 Producer 1998
No Score Yet Double Tap Producer 1997
56% Conspiracy Theory Producer 1997
25% Fathers' Day Producer 1997
12% Tales from the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood Executive Producer 1996
64% Executive Decision Producer 1996
12% Fair Game Producer 1995
15% Assassins Producer 1995
38% Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight Executive Producer 1995
24% Richie Rich Producer 1994
62% Demolition Man Producer 1993
59% Lethal Weapon 3 Producer 1992
46% The Last Boy Scout Producer 1991
72% Ricochet Producer 1991
26% Hudson Hawk Producer 1991
29% Predator 2 Producer 1990
No Score Yet Parker Kane Producer 1990
29% The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Producer 1990
68% Die Hard 2 Producer 1990
83% Lethal Weapon 2 Producer 1989
38% Road House Producer 1989
93% Die Hard Producer 1988
97% Who Framed Roger Rabbit Raoul Raoul, Director 1988
15% Action Jackson Producer 1988
81% Predator Producer 1987
81% Lethal Weapon Producer 1987
26% Jumpin' Jack Flash Producer 1986
70% Commando Producer 1985
56% Weird Science Producer 1985
36% Brewster's Millions Producer 1985
67% Streets of Fire Producer 1984
93% 48 HRS Producer 1982
No Score Yet Jekyll and Hyde...Together Again Executive Producer 1982
25% Xanadu Producer 1980
89% The Warriors Executive Producer 1979

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

92% Veronica Mars
2004-2007
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2019
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
22% Moonlight
2007-2008
Executive Producer
  • 2008
  • 2007
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Himself
  • 2007
  • 2005
13% The Strip
1999-2000
Executive Producer
  • 1999
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Executive Producer Producer Director
  • 1992
  • 1989
93% Action
1999-2000
Executive Producer
No Score Yet Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House
1997
Executive Producer
No Score Yet The Animatrix
2003
Executive Producer Producer

QUOTES FROM Joel Silver CHARACTERS

Roger Rabbit
P-p-please, Raoul. I can give you stars. Just drop the refrigerator on my head one more time!
Raoul Raoul Director
Roger, I've dropped it on your head 23 times already
Raoul Raoul Director
Roger, I've dropped it on your head 23 times already.
Roger Rabbit
I can take it, don't worry about me
Roger Rabbit
I can take it, don't worry about me.
Raoul Raoul Director
I'm not worried about you, I'm worried about the REFRIDGERATOR
Raoul Raoul Director
I'm not worried about you, I'm worried about the REFRIGERATOR.